International Journal for Philosophy of Religion

, Volume 72, Issue 1, pp 41–51

Divine hiddenness and creaturely resentment

Authors

    • Department of Religious StudiesLivingstone College
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11153-012-9338-5

Cite this article as:
Dumsday, T. Int J Philos Relig (2012) 72: 41. doi:10.1007/s11153-012-9338-5

Abstract

On Schellenberg’s formulation of the problem of divine hiddenness, a loving God would ensure that anyone capable of having a relationship with Him, and not resisting it, would be granted sufficient evidence to make belief in God rationally indubitable. And He would do this by granting a powerful religious experience to every person at the moment he or she reaches the age of reason. Here I lay out a new reason why God might delay revelation of himself, justifiably allowing for some nonresistant nonbelief.

Keywords

GodDivine hiddennessSchellenbergTheismChristianityTheodicy

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